Dinner

Pasta-Free Lasagne

Here is a guide on how to make a lasagna without pasta sheets. It’s great if you’re trying to be a bit healthier or you simply want to try something different. This is more expensive than my last recipe due to having more ingredients that require you to buy a pack rather than individually. However, it’s a great meal to cook and freeze for future meals in order to save money. Although I used Quorn mince in this recipe, home brand meat-free products work just as well and can be cheaper if you’re working on a budget!

Serves: 2-3                                                                        

Ingredients 

Total: £11.52

Method

  • Chop up the onions and carrot, then slice your mushrooms
  • Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan and add the onion and carrot
  • Cook for a few minutes until the carrots start to soften
  • Add in the Quorn mince
  • Once the mince is cooked, add in the mushrooms and a tin of chopped tomatoes
  • Simmer for a few minutes whilst stirring to prevent the ingredients from sticking to the bottom of the pan
  • Stir in 1/4 of the tube of the tomato puree
  • Add the garlic and Italian seasoning to your taste preference then stir and leave to simmer for a moment
  • Pre-heat the oven to 200°c
  • Slice the courgette so you have longs strips of courgette
  • Take your pan off of the heat and using a spoon create a layer at the bottom of an oven-proof dish (Don’t use it all because you need more for other layers)
  • Layer some of the spinach on top of the mince so that you can’t see the mince from above, then sprinkle some cheese on top
  • Take some of your courgette strips and create a layer like you would with ordinary lasagna sheets
  • Continue to layer in this order until you almost reach the top of your dish or you run out of mince
  • The top layer of your lasagna should be courgette
  • Sprinkle a generous layer of cheese on top
  • Put your lasagna in the oven and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the lasagna is piping hot in the middle
  • Serve alone or with salad for a balanced meal

This recipe is so simple to do despite it taking a while to cook. You can be adventurous and add your own spices and different types of vegetables while having an easy structure. Not only does it taste great but you can easily impress your flatmates with your cooking skills!

Enjoy!

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